D-B EXCEL

Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

Week of March 21st, 2016

Spring Break is almost here! Remember we will not have school this Friday, March 25th. We will resume Monday, April 4th on regular schedule! We hope you thoroughly enjoy this well deserved break! Thank you all for working so hard these past few weeks!

KCS Guiding Tenent Highlight of the Week:

Did you know the mission of Kingsport City Schools is what D-B EXCEL strives to accomplish every day? The mission of Kingsport City Schools is to provide all student with a world-class and student-focused Education that ensures college and career readiness. This year, we have helped over 75 students reach this goal by graduating with a world-class education! Check out our Guiding Tenents in the link below to see our core values, goals, core competencies, key practices, and critical questions.

Need help in Math?

Just a reminder that math tutoring is available every Monday and Wednesday from 2:45-3:15 in Mrs. Southerland's lab.

2016 TDOE Essay Contest

Every year, the TDOE hosts an essay contest to honor talented teachers through student voices. This year’s contest celebrates how great teachers inspire their students daily with the prompt: "My teacher has inspired me to …" All Tennessee public school students in grades kindergarten through twelve are eligible to participate. The complexity of the essay will vary by age; K–2 students should record their thoughts on video. One winner will be selected from each of the following grade bands: K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12, and the winning students and honored teachers will be celebrated during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6.


All submissions must be received by the Tennessee Department of Education office by 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, April 8.


Contact Educator.Communications@tn.gov if you have questions.

Teacher Feature: Teddy Faxon

Mr. Faxon served in the United States Navy as a nuclear power plant operator. He is a wonderful father to two adorably intelligent children, Emma and Connor; he is also a husband to another teacher, Alicia. In his free time, Mr. Faxon enjoys playing video games (even without his kids) , and when he is not busy working on his garden, he enjoys caring for his bees and chickens. Mr. Faxon has been teaching mathematics since 2010. He is an valuable asset to the D-B EXCEL family.

Easy Beef Enchiladas Recipe

1 lb. ground beef w/taco seasoning
1 can diced green chilies
Tortillas
1 can enchilada sauce (I used red mild)
Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can of Rotel


Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 9x13 with Pam. Brown ground beef w/taco seasoning; drain. Add diced green chilies and Rotel. Stir well. Lay tortilla flat and spoon some of the beef mix into it. Roll up tortilla and place, seam side down in pan. Pour enchilada sauce on top and sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake for 10 minutes. I was able to get 8 big enchiladas out of this recipe...plenty for dinner and leftovers the next day.


*From Mrs. Southerland's Kitchen

Gamer's Club

Monday, April 4th, 2:45pm

520 Myrtle Street

Kingsport, TN

Do you enjoy playing all sorts of games? The Gamer's Club is for you! Every Monday students meet until 4:30 to discuss, play, and interact with a variety of gaming format.

After School Kickball Game

Thursday, April 14th, 3-4:15pm

520 Myrtle Street

Kingsport, TN

Are you ready to watch Ms. Darnell's English classes dominate Mr. McCords? That's exactly what is going to happen after school April 14th! Come by, join a team, or just cheer on your favorites (Ms. Darnell's Class *cough, cough*) followed by an ice cream buffet in the Cyber Cafe! We look forward to seeing you there!!!! #MsDarnellfortheWin

TNReady State Testing

Monday, April 25th, 7:45am to Friday, April 29th, 2:45pm

520 Myrtle Street

Kingsport, TN

TNReady State Testing will be conducted this week!

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